VAV as Van Gogh - ALEFBET - THE HEBREW LETTERS ART GALLERY
Gabriele LEVY

VAV as Van Gogh

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Cm 24 x 22 x 5
Plaster, water, pigments
Hand made and signed by the italian jewish sculptor Gabriele Levy
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Vav is the sixth letter of the hebrew alphabet.
Pronouciation: V, or O, or OO
Examples: Vav, hook; tOv, good; tOOv, goodness.
​Vav in gematria is six.
The letter vav represents conjunction, wholeness, transformation.

The letter vav represents a connection.

It joins multiple and even opposite concepts.

It represents the link between heaven and earth, and it is shaped like a hook.

Vav joins words to form sentences: it joins sentences to form paragraphs; it join paragraphs to form chapters, it forms chapters to form books.

The absence of vav at the beginning of a new chapter of the Torah indicates the beginning of a new era or a new subject.

Vav implies a relationship between events and continuity of generations.

Vav at the beginning of the word has several possible meanings:
Vav conjunctive (vav hahibur, literally "the vav of connection"—hibur means "joining, or bringing together") is a vav connecting two words or parts of a sentence; it is a grammatical conjunction meaning 'and' , cognate to the arabic. This is the most common usage.

​Vav consecutive (vav hahipuh, literally "the vav of reversal"—hipuh means "inversion"), mainly biblical, commonly mistaken for the previous type of vav; it indicates consequence of actions and reverses the tense of the verb following it: when placed in front of a verb in the imperfect tense, it changes the verb to the perfect tense.
For instance, yomar means 'he will say' and vayomar means 'he said'; when placed in front of a verb in the perfect, it changes the verb to the imperfect tense. For instance, ahavtah means 'you loved', and ve'ahavtah means 'you will love'.